Costume making shouldn't be complicated and honestly, it should be SO easy that kids can do it themselves. These days, I'm seeing lots and lots of tutorials online, completely adorable tutorials online for costume making. You know what though? I'd love to see more costumes and accessories that the kids can actually make for themselves by themselves. My kids are not quite at that age yet, but soon enough they will be and I hope to encourage them to scout-out their own dress-up duds for Halloween.
Well guess what? This project? Totally DIY-Kid worthy and best suited for ages 8 and older (if you use a hot glue gun) or 6 and older (if you use fabric glue).
DIY Robot Hands:
Suggest Age: 6 and older
White knit gloves (we found these in the dollar bin at the craft store)
Fabric Glue (for smaller children) or
Hot glue and a Hot Glue Gun (for adults or older kiddos)
Snip from your blue felt 12 small squares approximately 3/4" by 3/4 " We just eyeballed the size of ours but if you wish you can measure the size of the fingers of the glove and snip to suit those measurements.
Cut from your red felt one circle about 3/4 " in diameter
Cut from your blue fabric one rectangle about 3/4" by 3"
Cut from your red fabric one rectangle about 3/4 " by 3"
Set the fabric shapes aside.
Lay your glove to the side of your shapes of felt and start arranging the shapes onto the fingers of each glove. Design as you please, but we tried to arrange the shapes in a way that looked good to us.
Once you have your felt shapes arranged as you please, begin gluing them on. If you use fabric glue, you will need to allow drying time afterwards. Using hot glue, don't press down so hard that the glue seeps through. Felt is very absorbent so you only need to gently press down when using hot glue to affix the felt to the knit glove.
Your gloves are now complete and you can get ready to show your best robot moves!
Do the robot dance! Do the robot dance! Work it! Work it!